On January 24-28, the Championship of Ukraine in Powerlifting ─ classic bench ─ was held in Kolomyia (Ivano-Frankivsk region)
Representatives of almost all the regions of Ukraine attended the competition.
Iryna Šhkaraputa, a student of VNTU (Institute for Environmental Security and Environmental Monitoring) was in the team of Vinnytsia region.
The girl became the champion of Ukraine in the classic bench among juniors in the weight category up to 52 kg setting a record of Ukraine.
Iryna also won the second place in the Open Championship.
In addition, these competitions were also qualifying to the World Cup. So, soon Iryna will represent our country at the world competitions.
“The next goal is to enter the top three of the best athletes of the world,” says the girl's coach Ivan Čhuprynko. Last year Iryna Šhkaraputa took the third place at the World Championships in Denmark.